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Cervical epithelial abnormalities among women with vulval warts—no more common than among controls
  2. D. SANDERSON and
  3. L. K. PENNA
  1. Lloyd Clinic, Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' Street, London, SE1 9RT
  1. Address for correspondence: Mr M. Griffiths, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, SL2 4HL UK.


Eighty-four women with vulval warts and 46 controls were examined for cervical epithelial abnormalities by cytology and colposcopy. The prevalence of colposcopically detected abnormalities was the same in the two groups. Minor cytologic abnormalities (less than moderate dyskaryosis) were more common among women with warts than among controls. It is concluded that women with vulval warts are no more likely than controls to have evidence of cervical epithelial abnormalities. These findings are discussed in the light of apparently contradictory findings by other workers.

  • cervical screening
  • CIN
  • colposcopy
  • vulval warts

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